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drownings, craig melvin, "news4 today." >> the search and rescue team will resume the search this morning at 8:30 a.m. the atlantic hurricane season begins today and it could be active. national oceanic and atmospheric administration is predicting between 14 and 23 named storms over the next six months. the administration believes over a dozen could develop into hurricanes. and as many as seven of those could be major hurricanes. with winds of at least 111 miles per hour. the first named storm of the season has already devastated central america. tropical storm agatha is being blamed for at least 150 deaths, dozens of others are still missing in guatemala. while heavy rains have caused flooding and landslides. a giant sinkhole opened up in guatemala city. thousands in honduras and el salvador have also had to flee their homes. that's the first named
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symptom of the season. we're sure to get more. we have a lot of central american who is live in the washington area very concerned about relatives in that area. thousands still apparently missing. the rain has ended but all the runoff continues there. here at this hour around our region we just have a partly cloudy sky now, 75 in washington. it's in the low 70s in prince george's, montgomery, arlington and fairfax counties. it's a mild and muggy morning on this first day of june. back to work and school. should not have any travel problems and it's muggy on the eastern shore, the mid 70s. in the mountains, the mid 60s. western maryland and western virginia where yesterday they had a passing thunderstorm. we had a few isolated storms pop up north of washington. but right now a partly cloudy sky. we'll have highs reaching the upper 80s, another hot and humid day, but a greater chance of some widespread scattered thunderstorms by later this afternoon as a cold front moves in. and that will be from early
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afternoon all the way to this evening. the chance of a passing isolated thunderstorm. that to be followed by lower humidity on wednesday. mostly sunny tomorrow, highs into the 80s. and humidity returns on thursday, could get more storms in the afternoon and settling doen on friday. now let's check on the traffic. ashley linder, how is it looking? >> well the holiday rush is over, and right now we're starting off quietly. no big problems to report. out of the district we had an earlier issue that shut down new york avenue between florida and virginia, that's reopened. you've got a couple more headlights than we started off with yesterday morning headed in the northbound direction, continuing towards 395, but they're doing the posted speed limit, so a very quiet start to the morning. joe and eun, back to you. police investigating a man's death that sparked a hazmat situation in montgomery county. police and firefighters called to first field road in
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gaithersburg around 10:30 last night. where they found a man's body inside an suv. when firefighters opened the doors of the vehicle, they were overcome by fumes. hazmat crews were called and five firemen needed medical attention. it's not clear what was in the car or what happened to the man inside. you shouldn't face any extra delays this morning if you take route 50 to new york avenue to get into the district. a giant fire at a tire shop there yesterday shut down part of the major corridor yesterday. the fire broke out last night at the almost tire store in the 1300 block of new york avenue northeast. the smoke could be seen if miles away and forced several amtrak trains to be delayed. it took 100 firefighters to extinguish the fire. they say the smoke along with yesterday's high temperatures made battling the fire more difficult. >> it was very hard. that's directly from the tires at the hydrocarbons from the tires. it will make you sick as soon as you begin to smell it. >> the building was so badly
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damaged it may have to be demolished. a teenaged girl is in the hospital this morning, after she was shot in the head last night in greenbelt maryland. police say the victim was not at 8:15 in an apartment complex in the 5900 block of cherrywood lane. witnesses say she was standing near a path in a courtyard between two buildings. they say another teenaged girl was with her and started running away and shouting, he shot her. we don't know the victim's identity or whether a suspect is in custody. the conspiracy trial surrounding the murder of robert wone will enter his third week today. wone was stabbed to death in dupont circle row house in 2006. prosecutors have questioned police and paramedics who were the first to arrive on the scene. according to the "washington post" this week, prosecutors will present evidence that three men who lived at the home know who killed wone and are covering up for the killer or killers. joseph price, victor za boresky and dylan ward are also accused
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of misleading police in the case. al qaeda's third in command is believed to have been killed last month in pakistan. he was al qaeda's chief operating officer. had a hand in everything from operations to fundraising. earlier on monday al qaeda announced al masri's death in a posting. his wife, three of his daughters and his granddaughter, and other men, women and children were killed. a senior u.s. official calls this quote a big victory in terms of counterterrorism. we know the identity of the aero-mexico passenger after his flight was diverted to montreal. u.s. officials refused to let the plane use u.s. airspace. he was arrested on sunday on an outstanding warrant. other passengers on the flight were rescreened in montreal and allowed to reboard the flight to mexico city. an anti-israel protest is
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planned for today outside the white house in the wake of israel's deadly raid on ships carrying aid to gaza strip. it left nine people dead. news4's chris gordon has more on the uproar the siege has caused. >> reporter: in front of the israeli embassy here in washington, protesters chanted free gaza, end occupation now. they say the commando attack on the humanitarian flotilla was unjustified and the united states should end aid to israel. >> it's a big catastrophe. human rights activist in gaza and i do a lot of activities regarding human rights actions. it's a big shame to united states and is a democratic country and supports israel completely. >> reporter: the washington director of the anti-did he have nation league said israel's boycott of gaza is to prevent rockets and missiles from being
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smuggled to hamas and the flotilla was seen as a provocation. >> one of the people interviewed said there are two possible good results to come from this effort. one is martyrdom. the other is reaching gaza. >> reporter: the israeli ambassador to washington, d.c., michael orrin, said video posted on youtube shows that israeli forces were justified. and that they acted in self-defense. this video was posted on youtube by israeli defense forces with notations. soldiers being hit by metal poles and chairs. demonstrators throw soldier overboard resulting in a head injury. the video displays knives and the israeli ambassador said there were guns on board. but the palestinian poe testers at the israeli embassy do not believe the israeli commandos acted in self-defense. >> there's no way was it an attack on armed suspects.
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it was civilian ship and paratroopers landed in the middle of the night from military helicopters, it's absolutely indefensible. >> reporter: more anti-israeli protests are planned in the coming days. a former u.s. ambassador from chevy chase named edward pack was among the activists in the flotilla trying to get aid to gaza. his wife said she received an email from israeli's foreign ministry that he is fine and headed home. 7 3 degrees ahead why the morning rush could be a nightmare for a lot of folks in virginia this morning. plus a scare at a military show on memorial day, what went wrong that sent some spectators to the hospital. back to work, back to school this morning. check of the early
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good morning, time for weather and traffic on the 1's, i'm meteorologist tom kierein. starting off to work and school after memorial day with no travel problems weatherwise, but it's a warm and muggy morning, in the 70s around the region, 75 in washington. we have a partly cloudy sky after some overnight thundershowers have dissipated, passed west and north of washington. later on they could fire up, as early as noon in the mountains and in the afternoon through the
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metro area and much of the region, scattered storms likely. highs up ever 80s and lower humidity moves in tomorrow. could get more storms on thursday, friday, partly cloudy. ashley linder, how's the traffic? we're starting you off with a clean bill of health. out of virginia, no big problems to report. 95 in great shape. here's the capital beltway, the head lights headed at you are leaving virginia, headed for the 270 corridor or continuing around for bethesda, at a healthy rate of speed there. no big worries for you this morning as you travel along 66 eastbound, at the posted speeds as you make your way to the beltway and inside of it, lanes are open. now 73 degrees. still to come, why it could be a very long commute for a lot of people in virginia this morning. plus the royal excuse. how sarah ferguson now explains the recent scandal. and more states on alert watching their shores for oil. what bp is doing now
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here's a look at the top stories we're following today. crews will continue searching the potomac river this morning for a mother and daughter who are missing. the two fell into the water yesterday afternoon near difficult run stream valley park. search and rescue teams spent hours looking for the two last night, but were unable to find them. new york avenue in northeast washington is open this morning after a fire at a tire shop yesterday shut down the major artery into the city. it took more than 100 firefighters to put out the blaze. the thick smoke that closed new york avenue also delayed several amtrak trains. al qaeda's third in command is believed to have been killed last month in a u.s. missile strike in the tribal areas of pakistan. he had a hand in everything from operations to fundraising. a senior u.s. official calls this a big victory in terms of counterterrorism. this morning, robotic submersibles are working on bp's next attempt to contain the gushing oil there. but government engineers say the new plan could increase the flow
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of oil temporarily before being funneled to a waiting ship. nbc's kristen dahlgren reports from venice, louisiana. >> reporter: they are preparations that sometimes look like skings fiction. a robotic sub, a giant saw, a new scheme. >> think of a fire hydrant that's out of control. now they're going to try to slice the fire hydrant to get a nice clean cut and then hopefully put a nice snug fit. >> reporter: but the new containment cap won't capture all the crude. tough to hear, in a region that already spent memorial day weekend beneath a growing cloud of oil. >> on a weekend like this, you'd see boats all over the place, you'd see people catching fish. >> reporter: instead, there was more boom than boats. and today, brings a new fear -- the start of hurricane season. this isn't even a rough day on the gulf and you can see the waves splashing right over the boom. if the hurricane gets into these waters, the fear is there won't
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be anything that will be able to hold the oil back. >> hurricanes have the probability and the potential to ramp this thing up to 11 on a scale of 10. >> reporter: already it seems it is more than they can take. in venice, bp is now building housing for 1500 clean-up workers. >> i hope they got a plan to put them out there. maybe to hold hands to keep the oil -- i don't know. >> reporter: they worry that nobody knows how to stop the oil, that just keeps coming. that oil may be about to move beyond louisiana now. federal forecasters predict the slick will start moving north this week, threatening the barrier islands of mississippi and alabama. kristen dahlgren, nbc news. and bp said it could begin cutting into the wider riser that's leaking oil and gas as early as tomorrow. this morning a mexican judge has issue and arrest warrant for the former producer of the hit
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tv show, "survivor." bruce beresford is accused of murdering his wife in cancun in april. mexican authorities seized his passport and ordered him to remain in mexico after naming him the prime suspect in the case, but he managed to slip out of the country and is now in the united states. no holiday for some local police officers who chased a man through 20 miles through two maryland counties yesterday. it started in landing way in new carrollton, police say someone tried to rob someone there and then stole a moving truck. while traveling northbound, that truck hit another vehicle near 19 3 in green belt. the driver of that car was seriously injured, but is expected to survive. officers eventually caught up with the truck driver in howard county and he is now behind bars. after president obama's planned memorial day remarks in illinois were rained out, he
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went with his second option -- the president spoke at andrews air force base after returning from chicago. his speech covered american veterans from the revolutionary era through today and expressed the country's gratitude for the legacy they left behind. >> the security that lets us live in peace. the prosperity that allows us to pursue our dreams. the freedom that we cherish. these were earned by the blood and the sacrifice of patriots who went before. and now it falls on us to preserve that inheritance for all who follow. >> in his remarks, the president also pointed to the families and comrades of those lost in battle as sharing the fruits of sacrifi sacrifice. now visitors to the washington monument can take advantage of longer summertime hours, the monument will now stay open until 10:00 every night. that means that people have five extra hours to visit the top and enjoy views as far as 30 miles away. admission is free, but visitors are required to have a ticket. the extended hours will last
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through september 6th. a heads up if you take vre to work, your commute may take longer than usual because of constructionen a new bridge. both lanes will be affected. the fredericksburg line and the manassas line. the fredericksburg line will be terminating at fron conia-springfield. you'll be able to finish your commute by taking metro. if you take the manassas line, you'll a to get off at the back lick road stop. you can take the dash shuttle bus to the van dorn street station. with both lines, just show your vre ticket to the metro attendant to get in and out of those stations. >> it will be a warm, steamy commute, right, tom? >> it was the first day i had to drag out the word "oppressive." it was just really incredible. high humidity and the high heat and it's going to continue today. we have a greater chance of some scattered storms by later on this afternoon. right now, there is the washington monument under a partly cloudy sky. we're seeing the first light of this new day.
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we're about 45 minutes away from sunrise. and right now at reagan national, 75 degrees. may goes down in the record books as being drier-than-average month, we had about two and a half inches of rain, an inch and a half below average. and warmer than average month, each day was about three and a half degrees warmer than average. it's a mild and muggy morning, in the 70s from the blue ridge to the bay, all weather watchers reporting partly cloudy skies there. prince george's county now in the low 70s. as well as montgomery, arlington and fairfax, and on the eastern shore. it's cooler in the mountains, they're in the 60s in western maryland and much of west virginia. yesterday they had some passing thundershowers that unloaded quite a bit of rain. they've dissipated now and we have a partly cloudy sky this morning. back to work and school on this tuesday, the first day of june, by 9:00, it will be near 80. by noon, the mid 80s and by the
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mid afternoon, into the upper 80s. we could get some scattered storms developing. and farther east, later in the afternoon, around the metro area, all wait until perhaps early this evening, some passing thunderstorms are likely. and then after that, things should settle down. there's a very small chance an isolated storm could produce some damage. we ought to begin clear out. by dawn tomorrow, lower humidity. you'll notice a fresh change in the air on wednesday. although it's going to be hot in the afternoon. we'll be in the upper 80s with lots of sun. but it will be less humid. but then humidity returns on thursday, so it's a brief respite. it looks like a hot and humid day with highs in the 80s on thursday. and could get some scattered afternoon storms then as well. then another front comes in and ushers in some drier air for friday and saturday. both days into the 80s. but lower humidity around. just a small chance of an isolated storm saturday afternoon and again sunday afternoon. and then a greater chance on monday. with highs near 80 degrees, as an area of low pressure moves through the region.
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now let's check on the traffic as we get back to work and school on this tuesday morning. ashley linder, how's the traffic now? >> starting off with our first accident, along 395 in the expressways just before the pentagon, a disabled tractor-trailer on the left side. traffic is light, on the increase. the head lights are continuing towards 395. center of your screen is the express lanes, doing fine out of this area. 270 still very quiet, no big problems to report as you leave germantown headed down for the capital beltway. those head lights are headed in the southbound direction, as you can see, lot of room between you and the car next to you. eun and joe, back to you. our time now, 4:53. coming up, an update on the search for a mother and daughter still missing in the potomac river. a scare from a military show mishap, sent some spectators running and some to the hospital.
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this is beyond cable. this is fios. this morning, sarah furgeson, the duchess of york is talking about the video that's gaining worldwide attention. she was caught on tape trying to sell access to her former husband, prince andrew, for $724,000. now the disgraced duchess is explaining to oprah what really happened. >> in the last days i've been
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traveling through airports, but i haven't actually sat down and watched it. i haven't faced the devil in the face. because i was in the gutter at that moment. so i know, i know exactly, i'm very aware of the fact that i'd been drinking. you know, that i was not in my right place. >> ferguson told oprah that she did not realize that the person she was talking to was an undercover reporter. the interview airs on the oprah show today. a memorial day celebration takes a terrible turn. it happened at a military ceremony in staten island, new york yesterday. >> several were hurt when the winds stirred by an aircraft snapped tree branches. nbc's tim minten has more. >> reporter: the first sign of trouble is when the ospreys huge rotors backwashed what looks like an orange traffic cone 50 feet up in the air and sheared
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tree limbs injured spectators who had used the tree force shade. >> i ran. >> i saw the trees bending and one of them came down. >> keith carlson's video recorded the sounds of panic. >> the trees are coming down. holy [ bleep ]. >> oh, man! >> the ospreys is a hybrid that lands like a helicopter and flies like a plane. inside the cockpit when captain mike hanson saw a football blanket in front of the window, he realized this might be the first of his 1,000 landings to have injuries. >> we came in over the trees and then next thing i see is a tennessee titans blanket blowing up in the air that made me think, something was wrong. >> right after the landing, paramedics and police rushed to help the injured asthma reasons run off the plane. it appears from chopper 4 as though children are among those scraped by detached branches.
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three of the people hurt were bandaged up at the park and seven more were taken here to richmond university medical center. most had left by mid day and all were described as having minor injuries. >> hindsight is 20/20, we hit all the safety parameters as far as the distances. people were as far back as they should have safely been. but the tree limb is not something we anticipated snapping. >> reporter: despite touchdown drama, the show did go on with lines to look inside four marine corps aircraft. there was applause when they all took off later, away from nearby trees. >> and that was tim minton reporting. the osprey program was nearly scrapped after test crashes 23 marines in 2000. but development continued and the aircraft have been deployed to iraq. "news4 today" continues at 5:00 a.m. straight up.
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today the search resumes. this morning crews will be back in the potomac river looking for a sign of a mother and daughter still missing. plus growing anger directed at israel, calls this morning for an investigation into the deadly raid on a humanitarian aid ship. and the terror money man killed. reports that the man thought of as the business brains behind al qaeda is dead. good morning, i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this june 1st, 2010. a live look outside right now at 5:00 a.m., it is 73 degrees, a beautiful sky, but it is warm and humid outside right now. after a steamy day yesterday, tom kierein joins us now with the rest of the forecast. boy, it feels like summer. >> more on the way. about you we're going to get relief by wednesday. today, another hot and humid day. at this hour, temperatures are in the 70s. weather watchers reporting from the blue ridge and shenandoah valley. and closer to washington, it's near 70 in fairfax county and
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arlington counties, montgomery and prince george's county. 73 in washington. 60s in the mountains of western maryland and west virginia. over the last 12 hours we've had the thunderstorm activity dissipate around the region, but it's going to fire up again later today. highs reaching the upper 80s. and another steamy day on the way. but by early afternoon, is when we could see some storms giving us some relief from it will heat. but some heavy downpours are possible. and there's only a very small chance an isolated storm could produce some damage. that would be from early afternoon all the way until perhaps early this afternoon. then the drier air moves in. we'll be in place here tomorrow. and a delightful day on wednesday with lower humidity. fresh change moves in. highs reaching the upper 80s. on thursday, it's going to get humid once again. we'll have morning lows near 70. afternoon highs into the 80s on thursday afternoon. and there's another pretty good chance of some scattered storms
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developing from thursday afternoon to thursday evening as yet another front moves in. and that should bring in some somewhat cooler and lower humidity as well moving in on friday. so friday looking partly cloudy with morning lows in the mid 60s. afternoon highs into the mid 80s. and now let's check the traffic for back-to-work and school on this tuesday morning, ashley linder, good morning, how's is it looking? >> we we're starting off with a couple of issues. a new accident on kenilworth avenue northbound as you approach route 50. it takes out a couple of right lanes. delays starting to form. and disabled vehicle along 395 out of springfield, this is the wilson bridge, no problems to report. head lights continuing to maryland. brake lights headed to alexandria. disabled vehicle was in the express lanes of 395 headed northbound approaching the pentagon, a disabled tractor-trailer along the right side, partially block being the right lane. if you're planning a trip down 270, it's still quiet.
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no big issues to the beltway. you're at the posted speed limit. joe, back to you. thanks very much, ashley. it could be a rough commute for folks in northern virginia. construction on both vre lines will cause some major delays this morning. tracee wilkins is live in alexandria with more. >> reporter: yes, vre passengers can expect some changes today. let's get to it and take a look at some of the changes they have planned for you. all manassas line trains will terminate and originate at a temporary station near van dorn street metro. from there you can walk or take the dash shuttle to the metro station. where your vre passes will be honored. there will be six trains running from broad run starting at 5: 05 a.m. and ending at 7:50 a.m. now in the fredericksburg line, only three trains are running. they will leave at 5:15, 6:10 and 7:15 a.m. and will terminate at the franconia-springfield
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station where passengers will originate in the evening as well. metro will honor your vre tickets as well. these disruptions will allow crews to place a new bridge between the alexandria and franconia-springfield station. the bridge will accommodate for a new third track expected to ease congestion on the fredericksburg line when it's complete. they were hoping to have the work done by today, but the plan is, that by tomorrow, you all should be able to ride as usual on vre. i'm tracee wilkins, live this morning in alexandria. back to you in the studio, joe. thanks very much. this morning, the search resumes for a missing mother and daughter in the potomac river. in just a few hours, search and rescue crews will return to the water looking for any sign of the pair. the two disappeared yesterday from a memorial day picnic and were last seen near difficult run stream valley park. after searching all night, crews had to put off their efforts until this morning. news4's craig melvin has more. >> reporter: the mother and
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daughter were around this bend about 4:50 monday afternoon. montgomery county officials say somehow one or both of them slipped on some rocks and fell in. >> just a moment's lapse of attention. or just a small error, a misstep and you can slide into the river. >> reporter: soon after, seven boats were in the water and rescuers were scattered along the shoreline. u.s. park police put up their chopper. >> this river is very swift, very treacherous, quite bluntly, very deadly. these waters are flat, it looks very still. but the problem is, just bare inches below the surface, the water is running very, very swiftly. >> reporter: which is why officials say their search area was so vast. along with the official response, some whitewater kayakers like adam became volunteers, he's seen others underestimate the potomac. >> it happens, more often on the weekends, on a holiday weekend, people just coming down and not realizing the dangers inherent. >> reporter: so far this year, no one has drowned on the
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potomac. last year there were five drownings. craig melvin, "news4 today." park police and the fairfax county search and rescue team will resume the search this morning at 8:30 a.m. police are investigating a man's death that sparked a hazmat situation in montgomery county. police and firefighters were called to a parking lot near first field and cloper roads in gaithersburg around 10:00 last night. where if he found a man's body inside an suv. when firefighters opened the doors of the vehicle, this he were overcome by gasoline fumes. hazmat crews were called and five firemen were taken to the hospital. police learned the man in the car was out with friends the night before. the exact cause of his death is not known. well you shouldn't have to face any extra delays this morning if you take route 50 to new york avenue to get into the district. a giant fire at a tire shop yesterday shut down part of the major corridor. the fire broke out at the almost tire store in the 1300 block of new york avenue northeast. the smoke could be seen for
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miles away and forced several amtrak trains to be delayed. it took more than 100 firefighters to extinguish the fire. they say the smoke, along with yesterday's high temperatures, made battling the fire more difficult. >> very hard. that's directly from the tires, the hydrocarbons from the tires will make you sick as soon as you begin to smell it. >> the building was so badly damaged, it may have to be demolished. a teenaged girl is in the hospital this morning, after she was shot in the head last night in green belt, maryland. police say she was shot at around 8:15 in an apartment complex in the 5900 block of cherrywood lane. witnesses say she was standing in a path in a courtyard between two buildings. another girl was with her and ran away, shouting he shot her. we don't know the teenager's name or whether the suspect is in custody. the conspiracy trial surrounding the murder of robert wone is entering its third week today. wone was stabbed to death inside a dupont circle row home in
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2006. federal prosecutors have already questioned police and paramedics who were first to arrive on the scene. now according to the "washington post," prosecutors will present evidence this week, that the three men who live at that home know who killed wone and are covering for the killer or killers. joseph price, victor zaborsky and dylan ward are all accused of misleading police in the case. 5:08 is your time now. 73 degrees. ahead, israel under fire. who is calling for an independent investigation this morning. also, more than 40 days and counting. the new plan to plug the oil spill in the gulf of mexico. and the early-morning weather and traffic.
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sunrise in high definition. good morning, it's 5:11. let's take a look. live view if our city camera look at the eastern sky etched with clouds and we're starting off with, once again, high humidity in the air. right now, 73 in washington, near 70 in the suburbs and rural areas. we'll have highs climbing into the 80s with steamy humidity. overnight we had the passing thunderstorms north and west of washington dissipate. right now things are settled. you shouldn't have any travel problems off to work and school on this first day of june. late they are afternoon coming back from work and school you
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may be dodging thunderstorms. we could likely have a scattered storms around the region beginning as early as around noon time in the mountains and shenandoah valley. and later around the metro area during the afternoon and early evening. after that, lower humidity moves in. a nice day tomorrow into the 80s. low humidity, lots of sun. on thursday, here comes the humidity again. we could get some storms in the afternoon. but drying out on friday. a look at the weekend in ten minutes. ashley linder, how's the traffic. we're still dealing with some accident activity northbound on kenilworth avenue as you approach route 50, a couple of right lanes blocked there and delays were beginning to stack up in that stretch. we're starting to see volume increasing around the region. as you can see here, the pace out of the mixing bowl not too bad. you're at the posted speeds, but you have a couple of other drivers along with you for the ride. hov is in the center of the screen, continuing towards 395. now in the express lanes along 395, as you approach the pentagon, we had a disabled tractor-trailer on the far right side. it was picking up a little bit
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of volume to get past it. if you're traveling down 270, as you can see volume is on the increase out of germantown but you're still at a healthy rate of speed. joe and eun, back to you. 5:13 your time. ahead on "news4 today," the government calling it a major blow to al qaeda. the organization's number three man reportedly dead. plus, wall street is known for bulls and bears. but one day at least, it was known as bee territory. and next, a new call for an investigation of israel after the deadly raid on a humanitarian aid ship.
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good morning, i'm kimberly suiters live in the news room with today's top stories. in just a few hirs, search and rescue crews will return to the potomac river, looking for a missing mother and daughter. the two disappeared yesterday from a themmial day picnic and were last seen near difficult run stream valley park, crews will put off their efforts until this morning at about 8:30. route 50 to new york avenue into the district back open this morning, a giant fire at a tire shop there yesterday shut down part of the corridor. the fire broke out at the almost tire store in the 1300 block of new york avenue northeast. smoke could be seen for miles away. several amtrak trains were delayed. it took more than 100 firefighters to put out the fire. new today police are
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investigating a man's mysterious death in montgomery county. firefighters called to gaithersburg around 10:30, they found a man's body inside an suv. and when firefighters opened the doors of the suv, they were overcome by the fumes. five firemen needed medical attention. it's not yet clear to investigators what was in the car. joe now back to you in the studio. al qaeda's third in command is believed to have been killed last month in pakistan. sheikhal masri was al qaeda's chief operating officer. earlier the announcement said his wife, three of his daughters and granddaughter and other men, women and children were killed. a senior u.s. official calls this quote a big victory in termsf counterterrorism. and this morning, we now know the identity of the aero-mexico passenger who was arrest oofd his flight was
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diverted to montreal. u.s. authorities refused to let the plane use u.s. airspace after they learned that abdirahman ali gaall was on board. gaall was arrested sunday on an outstanding warrant. other passengers on the flight were rescreened in montreal and allowed to reboard the flight to mexico city. arm president obama's planned memorial day remarks in illinois were rained out, he went with his second option. the president spoke at andrews air force base after returning from chicago. his speech covered american veterans from the revolutionary era through today. and expressed the country's gratitude for the legacy they left behind. >> the security that lets us live in peace. the prosperity that allows us to pursue our dreams. the freedom that we cherish. these were earned by the blood and the sacrifice of patriots who went before. and now it falls on us to preserve that inheritance for all who follow. >> in his remarks, the president
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also pointed to the families and comrades of those lost in battle as sharing the fruits of sacrifice. there is word this morning that an american on board a turkish aid ships violently seized by israel is now on his way home. is he from our area. nbc's tracey potts jins us from capitol hill with more. >> reporter: he's from chevy chase, a former u.s. ambassador and one of the 700 activists on the ship who were detained. we now know that the former ambassador has been released. the wife of former ambassador edward peck says israel has confirm her husband is headed home. he was one of 700 activists on a turkish ship delivering aid to gaza when israel's navy seized it. at least ten were killed. and more violence in protests around the world. in washington, palestinian supporters demonstrated in front
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of the white house. israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu is defending the raid. >> they were a mob. they were beaten. stabbed. there was even gunfire. and our soldiers had to defend themselves, defend their lives. >> they are using live ammunition. >> reporter: israel's military released these pictures of some of the weapons they say they were attacked with. >> israel has no right to intercept those people. >> this is a clear determination to undermine the will of the palestinian people. >> reporter: condemning israel in gaza and around the world. president obama expressed deep regret, but stopped short of condemning israel before all the facts come out. live from capitol hill this morning, tracey potts, news4. today brings new fears to residents along the louisiana
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coast. the start of hurricane season. the fear is if a hurricane gets into the gulf, nothing will hold back the oil. experts say hurricanes could ramp up the spill. up to an 11 on a scale of 10. meanwhile this morning, robotic submersibles are working on bp's next attempt to contain the gushing oil. government engineers say the new plan could actually increase the flow of oil temporarily. >> think of a fire hydrant that's out of control. now they're going to try to slice the fire hydrant to get a nice, clean cut. and then hopefully put a nice snug fit. >> bp says it could begin cutting into the wider riser that is leaking oil and gas as early as tomorrow. well, wall street was buzzing yesterday. even though the market was closed. a massive swarm of bees invaded in upscale restaurants blocks from the new york stock exchange. officials found nearly 15,000 bees buzzing around the front door of cipriani on wall street.
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a bee wrangler was called in to remove them. he used a vacuum cleaner to scoop them up. he says the -- you complain about your job. he says the bees likely followed their queen who was fleeing an overcrowded hive nearby. the bees have been relocated to a hive in connecticut. >> i didn't even know there was such a job -- bee wrangler. very important. >> what kind of a vacuum cleaner do you need for that? >> make sure it works, that's for sure. >> imagine all the stings on him. this morning starting off again with warm, humid conditions, good morning, i'm meteorologist tom kierein. at this hour your temperatures are right around 70 degrees. and it's another muggy start to this day. similar to memorial day. at 5:21, we have temperatures right near 70, by later today, it will be in the upper 80s and we have a likelihood of afternoon and evening thunderstorms. now this will probably happen earlier in the mountains and shenandoah valley, perhaps
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around noon time. into the metro area between 3:00 p.m. as late as 8:00 or 9:00 p.m., scattered storms likely. and there's a chance we could get an isolated severe storm. tomorrow, lower humidity moving in. and during the day tomorrow, it should be mostly sunny, highs in the upper 80s. getting more humid again on thursday and scattered afternoon storms likely. then low humidity returns. at least for a couple of days, friday and saturday. with highs in the 80s. there's a small chance of an afternoon storm on sunday. a greater chance monday with highs near 80. ashley linder, good morning, how's the traffic now? >> good morning. we're starting off relatively quietly. we have a couple of trouble spots around the region. kenilworth avenue northbound as you approach route 50, accident activity takes out the two right lanes. elsewhere around the region, this is the capital beltway, out of college park, route 1, is the exit that we're looking at there. the brake lights are headed on the inner loop of the beltway continuing their commute, leaving college park heading for
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the bw parkway, no big volume reports to deal with. around the capital beltway making your way to connecticut avenue, this is the pace on connecticut over top of the capital beltway. no big trouble spots right now. eun and joe, back to you. our time right now is 5:23. 72 degrees. new rules that may actually have passengers hoping they get bumped from their flights. why it could be a really sweet deal. also reaction to the royal scandal. why sarah furgeson says she did what she did. and the nationals phenom, almost ready for the big show when steven strassberg will make his major league debut.
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if you don't have tickets to the nationals-pirates game on june 8, you'll have to pay top dollar or watch steven strassberg's major league debut on tv. the nats announced yesterday that their star prospect will make his first start a week from tonight. airline customer who is get bumped from their flights may soon get some extra cash. a lot of it to cushion the blow. right now passengers can get between $400 and $800 if they're bumped off an oversold flight. but this week, federal officials are set to announce the plan to raise the payout limit to $1200. the number of flight-bumpings have been increasing over the past four years, with more than 760,000 passengers forced to give up their seats last year alone. 5:27 is your time.
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73 degrees. ahead on "news4 today," back to the water -- rescue crews hoping for signs of life as they scan the potomac for a missing motor and daughter. and what caused a hazmat scare that sent several firefighters to the hocht. and a
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the search resumes -- a mother and daughter missing in the potomac river after a memorial day tragedy. banking blow, the man known as the chief operating officer of al qaeda reportedly killed in a u.s. strike. good morning, i'm eun yang. >> and i'm joe krebs. look at beautiful picture here on this tuesday, the first day of june, 2010. yes, it's a gorgeous way to begin this morning dawn here in the nation's capital. but warm, 72 degrees and humid, too. it's been like this for the last few days. we had a pretty hot weekend and yesterday, tom, it was pretty bad. >> it got to 91 at reagan national with the high humidity in place. and it's turned a little less humid this morning, but still a bit of a steaminess in the air. hee's the view from the railing up at the 280-foot level from our tower in northwest washington, it's a partly cloudy start to the day. temperatures now near 70 degrees in suburbs, low 670s in washington and near the bay. shenandoah valley in the upper 60s.
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and weather watchers reporting in from western maryland and west virginia, down in the 60s there. on the eastern shore and at the beaches it's in the low 70s. and it was a great day to be at the beach yesterday with all the heat and humidity. it was great to be able to take a dip into the water. right now it's in the 70s. but it's going to climb into the upper 80s to near 90 again this afternoon. and unlike yesterday, we have a greater chance of widespread storms around the region, in theantens and shenandoah valley. early to mid afternoon around the metro area, scattered storms will be likely. they may linger into early this evening as well. lower humidity, sun in the 80s. humidity returns thursday, storms late in the day. and friday looks drier. we have a couple of issues around the region, in the express lanes northbound along 395 approaching the pentagon, just before the pentagon, a disabled tractor-trailer still blocking receipt side of the roadway. 270, delays are starting to kick into high gear, leaving 109
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headed to the truck scales, you have some company. the good news, it is short-lived. by father hurley back up to the speed limits you go. and no big issues around the capital beltway. making the trip out of springfield, things are starting to look a little congested there. fortunately, you're still looking good in the way of doing the posted speed limit. your lanes are open and no big issues through springfield, joe, back do you. well, a heads up if you take vre to work you could be in for a rough commute today. a brimg construction project is disrupting service on both lines. news4's tracee wilkins is live near the van dorn street metro station where many vre riders will be headed this morning. >> reporter: first day back from memorial day weekend it looks like it could be a bet of a mess for folks riding on vre. let's take a look at the changes. all manassas-line trains terminate and originate at a temporary station near the van dorn street metro here. from there, you can walk or take
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the dash shut toll the metro station where your vre passes will be honored. there will be six trains running from broad run starting at 5:05, and ending at 7:50 a.m. there will be six trains in the evening as well. now, on the fredericksburg line, only three trains are running this morning. they started at 5:15, there's going to be another one at 6:10 and then at 7:15. and will terminate at the franconia-springfield station. where passengers will originate in the evening as well. again, metro will honor your vre tickets. these disruptions will allow crews to place a new bridge between the alexandria and franconia-springfield stations. the bridge will accommodate a new third track expected to ease congestion when it's complete. they were hoping to have the work done by today. they're planning for all service to be up and running as usual by tomorrow. i'm tracee wilkins live in alexandria. joe, back to you.
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new today, police are investigating a death that sparked a hazmat situation in montgomery county. police and firefighters were called to a parking lot near first field in cloper roads in gaithersburg last night. found a man's body inside an suv. when firefighters opened the doors of the vehicle, they were overcome by gasoline fumes. hazmat crews were called and five firefighters had to be taken to the hospital. police have learned the man in the car was out with friends the night before. the exact cause of his death is not known. a teenaged girl is in the hospital this morning, after she was shot in the head last night in greenbelt maryland. police say she was shot around 8:15 at an apartment complex in the 5900 block of cherrywood lane. witnesses say she was standing near a path in courtyard between two buildings. they say another teenaged girl was with her and started running away and shouting -- he shot her. we still don't know the victim's identity, nor whether any suspect is in custody. and this morning, we're learning from the u.s. military that al qaeda's third in
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command, who was heavily involved in everything from operations to fundraising, was very likely killed earlier this month. news4's kimberly suiters joins us live from our news room with what we know now. >> good morning, joe. al qaeda's number three is believed to have been killed in a u.s. missile strike in the tribal areas of pakistan. sheikh saaid al masri controlled access to osama bin laden. as al qaeda's chief operating officer had a hand in all day-to-day operations, from finances to operational planning. earlier on monday, al qaeda announced masri's death on an the internet. it said his wife, three daughters and his granddaughter, other men, women and children were killed. al masri had been reported killed before in 2008. this is the first time his death has been acknowledged by the
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militant group on the internet. a u.s. predator drone campaign has aimed at militants in pakistan since president obama took office. he made no secret for his contempt for the united states, once calling it the evil empire. a u.s. official speaking on anonymity said al masri was most likely killed back in may. his death would be a major blow to al qaeda. joe, back to you. thanks very much. well this morning we now know the identity of the aero-mexico passenger who was arrested after his flight was diverted to montreal. u.s. authorities refused to let the plane use u.s. airspace after the united states learned that abdirahman ali gaall was on board. gaall was arrested sunday on an outstanding warrant. other passengers on the flight were rescreened in montreal and allowed to reboard the flight to mexico city. this morning, sarah ferguson, the duchess of york is telling her side of the story after shes with caught on tape trying to sell access to her
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ex-husband for $724,000. the disgraced duchess is explaining to oprah what really happened. >> in the last four days i've been traveling through airports, so i've seen it. but i haven't actually sat down and watched it. i haven't faced the devil in the face. because i was in the gutter at that moment. so i know, i know exactly, i'm very aware of the fact that i'd been drinking, you know. that i was not in my right place. >> ferguson did not realize that the person she was talking to was an undercover reporter. oprah's complete interview with sarah ferguson airs on her show today. 5:37, 73 degrees. ahead on "news4 today," a mother and daughter are still missing when rescue crews will return to the potomac river hoping to find any sign of them. plus, look out below -- the memorial day mishap that sent some people to the hospital. and it's going to be another hot one.
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back to work and school on this tuesday morning, it's time for weather and traffic, i'm meteorologist tom kierein. we have a partly cloudy sky now, 73 in washington. weather watchers checking in elsewhere around the blue ridge, shenandoah valley reporting temperatures in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees. low 70s in prince george's and montgomery and arlington
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counties. southern maryland weather watchers checking in with temperatures in low to mid 70s. as well as the northern neck of virginia and the eastern shore. it later today, we should climb into the 80s, it will be humid, not quite as steamy as yesterday. but a cool front approaching from the west will trigger thunderstorms quite likely throughout the region. it will be earlier in the day. out in the mountains and shenandoah valley. western virginia, may see the thunderstorms developing around noon time. and thunderstorms sweeping through the region. beginning as early as perhaps 2:00 or 3:00 p.m. and during the later afternoon hours, south and east of washington into the early evening. and some of the storms could produce heavy downpours, but i don't anticipate any damaging winds from the storms. it will turn less humid tomorrow and more plesth. could get more storms with increased humidity on thursday, we dry out again on friday. a look at the weekend in 10 minutes. we're dealing with days abled tractor-trailer in the express lanes. partially blocking the right
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lane, that's all it takes, because it's just before the pentagon and we've got some pretty atypical delays leaving shirlington in the express lanes. the tow truck is on the scene, so hopefully the situation will be fixed here shortly. out of springfield volume is increasing. you're still even though the head lights are a little intimidating. at the posted speeds in that stretch. it's further up as you continue in the northbound direction headed towards the boem of the screen, it will take you to edsel road. and off and on the brakes leaving shirlington headed to the district itself. back to you. our time now is 5:42. 72 degrees, more fallout over the deadly raid on an aid ship. who wants an independent investigation of israel's actions. a chaotic scene at a memorial day event. a military mishap sends several to the hospital. and the latest on a search for a mother and daughter still missing in the potomac river.
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this morning. the search resumes for a missing mother and daughter in the potomac river. in a few hours, search and rescue crews will return to the water looking for signs of the pair. they disappeared yesterday from a picnic and were last seen near difficult run stream valley bark. after searching all night, crews to put off efforts until this morning. news4's craig melon has more. >> reporter: the mother and daughter were around this bend, about 4:50 monday afternoon. montgomery county officials say somehow one or both of them slipped on some rocks and fell in. >> just a moment's lapse of attention. or just a small error, a misstep and you can slide into the river. >> reporter: soon after, seven boats were in the water and rescuers were scattered along the shoreline. u.s. park police put up their chopper. >> this river is very swift,
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treacherous and quite bluntly, it's very deadly. these waters are flat, it looks very, very still. but the problem is, bare inches below the surface, is water is running very, very swiftly. >> reporter: which is why officials say their search area was so vast. along with the official response, some whitewater kayakers became volunteers, he's seen others underestimate the potomac. >> it happens more often the on the weekends, people coming down and not realizing the dangers in here. >> reporter: so far this year, no one as drowned on the potomac. last year, there were five drownings, craig melvin, "news4 today." >> and park police in and fairfax county search and rescue teams will resume their searches this morning at 8:30. this morning, robotic arms are working on bp's next attempt to contain the gushing oil. but government engineers say the new plan could actually increase the flow of oil temporarily before being funneled to a waiting ship. nbc's kristen dahlgren reports
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from venice, louisiana. >> they are preparations that sometimes look like science fiction. a robotic sub, a giant saw. a new scheme. >> think of a cease-fire hydrant that's out of control. now they're going to try to slice the fire hydrant to get a nice clean cut. and then hopefully put a nice snug fit. >> but the new containment cap won't capture all the crude. tough to hear in a region that already spent memorial day weekend beneath a growing cloud of oil. >> on a weekend like this, you'd see boats all over the place, you'd see people catching fish. >> reporter: instead, there was no boom than boat. and today brings a new fear, the start of hurricane season. this isn't even a rough day on the gulf and you can see the waves splashing right over the boom. if a hurricane gets into these waters, the fear is there won't be anything that they is able to hold the oil back. >> hurricanes have the probability and the potential to ramp this thing up to 11 on a
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scale of ten. >> reporter: already it seems it is more than they can take. in venice, bp is now building housing for 1500 clean-up workers. >> i hope they got a plan to put them out there. maybe hold hands to keep the oil out. i don't know. >> reporter: they worry that nobody knows how to stop the oil that just keeps coming. the oil may be about to move beyond louisiana now. federal forecasters predict the slick will start moving north this week, threatening the barrier islands of mississippi and alabama. kristen dahlgren, nbc news, venice, louisiana. >> bp said it could begin cutting into the wider riser that's leaking oil and gas as early as tomorrow. a protest against israel is planned outside the white house in the wake of that country's deadly raid on ships carrying humanitarian aid to the gaza strip. yesterday, protesters in front of the israeli embassy here in
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washington demanded that the united states stop giving aid to israel. israel insists that its actions were justified and that its soldiers were acting in self-defense. it even posted video it says supports its claims. demonstrators yesterday, though, disagreed. >> there's no way was it an attack. they were civilian shis, there were no armaments on any of these ships, and paratroopers landed in the middle of the night from military helicopters. it's absolutely indefensible. >> one of the people interviewed yesterday said that there are two possibly good results that could come from this effort. one is marterdom or the other is reaching gaza. >> the u.n. security council is now calling for an investigation into yesterday's raid. which left at least nine people dead. the three men accused of covering up the murder of robert wone will appear in court again today. wone was stabbed to death inside a dupont circle row home in 2006. federal brrs have already
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questioned police and paramedics who were the first to arrive on the scene. according to the "washington post," this week, prosecutors will present evidence that three men who live at that home know who killed wone and are covering up for the killer or killers. joseph price, victor zaborsky and dylan ward are all accused of misleading police in the case. there is an arrest warrant out this morning for a former producer of the hit tv show, "survivor." bruce beresford redmond is accused murdering his wife in a hotel in cancun in april. her body found in a drainage pipe at hotel a day after the couple was seen arguing on the hotel grounds. mexican authorities seized his pat passport and ordered him to remain in mexico after naming him a prime suspect in the case. but he managed to slip out of the country and is now in the united states. a man is in custody after leading police on a 20-mile chase through two maryland counties in a moving truck. it started on landing way in new
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carrollton. police say a man tried to rob another person before stealing a truck. officers spotted the truck and followed it onto the bw parkway. while traveling northbound, a truck hit another vehicle near i-93 in greenbelt. the driver of that car was injured, but is expected to survive. officers eventually caught up with the truck driver in hourt county, where he he was arrested. d.c. cab drivers upset with adrian fenty are taking their mention to the streets, cab drivers will begin handing out 100,000 flyers they hope will educate the public. a review found the median mileage rate for cab drivers are $2, in the district, drivers are getting $1.50. mayor fenty has emergency authority over the city's taxi cab industry. the atlantic hurricane season begins today. and experts believe this could be an active season.
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the national oceanic and atmospheric administration is predicting between 14 and 23 named storms over the next six months. the administration believes more than a dozen of those storms could develop into hurricanes. and as many as seven of those hurricanes could be major hurricanes, with winds of at least 111 miles per hour. the first named storm of the season is already devastating central america. tropical storm agatha is being blamed for at least 150 deaths so far. dozens of others are still missing in guatemala. where heavy rains have caused flooding and landslides. a giant sinkhole opened up in guatemala city. thousands in honduras and el salvador have also had to flee their homes. >> incredible damage in guatemala. tom, you're saying it's not even over. >> because it continues to run off. the rain has stopped and the storm has dissipated. but we have many of the residents of the washington area who have relatives in guatemala and el salvador and hondurans
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who are very concerned, because there are thousands missing due to the incredible flooding from what happened when tropical storm agatha hit there over the weekend. well here this morning you should not have any travel problems off to work and school. there's the view from our tower in northwest washington. sun is up, a golden sunrise under way. we have clouds floating through. 73 in washington. dew point, 64, that's rather humid and winds coming in out of the south-southwest rather briskly. bringing in more clouds from time to time as well as the humidity. and temperatures near 70 in prince george's county. near 70 in montgomery, arlington and fairfax counties. weather watchers around the blue ridge, shenandoah valley. reporting upper 60s to near 70. near the bay, low 70sth amount r. and on the eastern shore. the temperatures out of the mountains are cooler. weather watchers, western maryland, west virginia down into the mid 60s there. but this is the zone that still has quite a bit of high humidity
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where you see the orange from the jersey shoreline to the outer banks. we've had passing thunderstorms to our west. there is a front out in the midwest now, a weak front that's going to be drifting through. but it's going to be strong enough to likely trigger some afternoon storms that may produce lightning like this. this is a photo sent in from the storms that hit us last week by isaac yates. if you have any great weather videos or photos, send those in to isee@nbcwashington.com. right now we're in the 70s. it will be near 80 by 9:00. by noon, into the mid 80s. and by then, the shenandoah valley and the mountains could have some storms. lator in the day around the metro area, passing storms likely. highs in the up ever 80s. those may linger into early this evening. and after that, lower humidity moves in. near 70 by dawn tomorrow and thursday, mostly sunny, and humidity returning. friday, partly cloudy into the mid 80s and partly cloudy
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saturday, into the mid 80s again. getting more humid on sunday, slight chance of a storm, a greater chance of showers on monday. ashley linder, good morning, how's the traffic? starting off with good news, the disabled tractor-trailer we've been dealing with in the express lanes before the pentagon that's causing delays back to seminary has just been cleared so lanes reopen. damage done, the hov pretty slow, main line a better option. out of springfield, main line is congested. you'll pick up some delays leaving beale city heading to wood bridge, and newington into springfield. 270 coming down, no the too bad, but slow as you leave 109 headed for the truck scales. back to you. now visitors to the washington monument can take advantage of longer summertime hours. the monument now stays open until 10:00 every night. that means people have five extra hours to visit the top and enjoy views as far as 30 miles away. admission is free, but visitors are required to have a ticket.
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the extended hours last through september 6th. the 9:30 club celebrated its 30th anniversary with what else, a concert. ♪ ♪ >> the lineup included the very first band to ever play at the club, tiny death unit. local native and former black flag frontman henry rollins emceed the event. last night's concert was free. congratulations to them. 5:56 is the time. several people are recovering this morning after the member yeah day event that they were attending took a scary turn. >> they were watching a military demonstration in a staten island park when something went wrong. a military aircraft called an osprey was landing yesterday, but the wind its rotors generated knocked over tree limbs, debris started flying, sent spectators scrambling. >> the wind was big. people were falling, trash was going all over the place. >> i saw the trees bending,
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bending, one came down. >> hindsight is obviously 20/20, we hit all the safety parameters as far as distances, so the people were as far back as they should have safely been. but the tree limb obviously was not something we anticipated snapping. >> all of the injuries were minor and the memorial day show did go on. it's a shame to have that happen on a day where they're trying to be so reverent and the rest of it. well there will be an extra long commute for thousands in northern virginia. the medical breakthrough in the fight against breast cancer. scientists are one step closer to developing a vaccine.
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killed had in pakistan. how much will the death hurt that terrorist group? good morning and welcome back to "news4 today," i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang. it's tuesday june 1st, 2010. a live look outside at 6:00 a.m., it's 72 degrees, a gorgeous sky in the nation's capital. it's hot already and we had a steamy weekend. meteorologist tom kierein joins us with a look at the forecast. >> back to work and school, back it reality. and we have temperatures around the region very muggy. in the low 70s, not quite as
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steamy as yesterday morning at this time. and we have a partly cloudy sky, no travel problems weatherwise as you head back to work and school. right now in the 70s on the eastern shore, low 70s there, 60s in the mountains of western maryland and west virginia, this he had overnight storms that have dissipated. at this hour, we have a partly cloudy sky around the region. and we'll have storms likely firing up in the mountains and shenandoah valley by noon time. around the metro area later this afternoon between :00 p.m. to as late as 8:00 or 9:00 p.m. highs in the upper 80s before that happens. but lower humidity moves in tomorrow. sunny, into the 80s. getting steamy again thursday, could have some afternoon storms and drying out friday. ashley linder, good morning, how's the tuesday traffic? >> well starting off with delays in the express lanes leaving shirlington headed for the pentagon, it will be congested in that stretch. we had an earl earlier disabled tractor-trailer.
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elsewhere around the region, 66 eastbound will be congested out of fairfax headed for the beltway. 95, you've got company as you travel in the northbound direction leaving newington up to springfield, this is the pace. it's a little misleading. this looks great at father hurley, there are to no big problems right at father hurley. but we have volume concerns as you leave 109 headed for the truck scales. traffic is flowing normally again along new york avenue in northeast washington after a giant fire at a tire shop yesterday shut down part of the major corridor. the fire broke out last evening at the almost tire store in the 1300 block of new york avenue northeast. the smoke could be seen for miles away. and forced several amtrak trains to be dlaned. it tomorrow 100 firefighters to extinguish the fire. say the smoke along with yesterday's high temperatures made battling the fire more difficult. >> you may want to plan extra time this morning if you use vre to get to work. both lines will be affected by
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construction on a new bridge. tracee wilkins is live near the van dorn street metro station in alexandria with details. >> reporter: disruptions hopefully just for today. the good news is, when all of the construction is complete, it should make things easier for folks who ride vre. let's look at some changes folks can expect for today. all manassas line trains terminate and originate at a temporary station on back lick road near van dorn street metro. from there, you can walk or take the dash shuttle to the metro station where your vre passes will be honored. you have to show the attendant. there will be six trains running from broad run, they started at 5:05 a.m. and will end at 7:50 a.m. there will be six trains this evening as well. on the fredericksburg line, only three trains are running, they left this morning at 5:15, and will continue to run at 6:10 and 7:15 and will terminate at the franconia-springfield station. that's where passengers will originate in the evening as
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well. again, metro will honor your vre tickets. these disruptions will allow crews to place a new bridge between the alexandria and franconia-springfield stations. that bridge will accommodate a new third track that's expected to ease congestion. for the fredericksburg line when it's complete. they're hoping to have all the work done by today and they're saying that regular ridership should resume as normal tomorrow. i'm tracee wilkins live this morning in alexandria. joe back to you. thanks very much. also new today, a man's death sparked a hazmat situation in montgomery county. police and firefighters were called to gaithersburg last night where they found a man's body inside an suv. when police opened the doors of the vehicle, they were overcome by gasoline fumes. hazmat crews were called and five police officers were taken to the hospital. police have learned the man in that suv was out with friends the night before.
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the exact cause of his death is not known. a teenaged girl is in the hospital this morning, after she was shot in the head in green blt, maryland. police say the victim was shot around 8:15 last night in an apartment complex in the 5900 block of cherrywood lane. witnesses say she was standing near a path in a courtyard between two buildings. they say another teenaged girl was with her and started running away and shouting, he shot her. we still don't know the victim's identity or whether a suspect is in custody. this morning, al qaeda is claim that its third in command, who was heavily involved in everything from operations to fundraising has been killed. he was killed this month. news4's kimberly suiters joins us live from the news room with what we know at this moment. >> reporter: al qaeda's number three is believed to have been killed in a u.s. missile strike in the tribal areas of pakistan. sheikh al masri was widely seen as al qaeda's third most influential leader, controlling
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access to osama bin laden. as al qaeda's chief operating officer he had a hand in all day-to-day operations, everything from finances to operational planning. earlier on monday, al qaeda announced al masri's death in an internet posting. the announcement said his wife, three of his daughters, his granddaughter and other men, women and children were also killed. al masri ha been reported as killed before, back in 2008. but this is the first time his death has been acknowledged by the militant group on the internet. al masri has been one of many targets in a u.s. predator drone campaign aimed at militants in pakistan since president barack obama took office. the al qaeda leader made no secret of his contempt for the united states. once calling it quote, the evil empire. leading crusades against the muslims. a u.s. official speaking on the condition of anonymity said al masri was most likely killed in an attack in may. if true, his death would be a major blow to al qaeda. joe back to you. thanks very much.
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after president obama's planned memorial day remarks in illinois were rained out, he went with his second option. the president spoke at andrews air force base after returning from chicago. his speech covered american veterans from the revolutionary era through today and expressed the country's gratitude. >> the security that lets us live in peace. the prosperity that allows us to pursue our dreams. the freedom that we cherish. these were earned by the blood and the sacrifice of patriots who went before. and now it falls on us to preserve that inheritance for all who follow. >> in his remarks, the president also pointed to the families and comrades of those lost in battle as sharing the fruits of sacrifice. our time now is 6:07, international outrage is growing this morning for israel's deadly raid of a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid. this morning we've learned that a local man was on board. the search for a missing mother and daughter this morning who fell into the potomac river.
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6:08, 72 degrees, beautiful day out there this morning. gorgeous clouds in the sky. sun coming through. your weather and traffic together on the 1's, next. [ male announcer ] how can rice production in india affect wheat output in the u.s., the shipping industry in norway, and the rubber industry in south america? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses, and other information to read and consider carefully before investing.
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time for weather and traffic on this tuesday morning. good morning, i'm meteorologist tom kierein. at this hour it's 6:11. we have clouds cruising through our sky. coming in out of the south, low, gray clouds, live view if our sky watcher camera. temperatures in the low 70s in washington and near the bay. near 70 in prince george's, arlington and fairfax and montgomery counties. no travel problems this morning. but by noon, there could be shenandoah valley and the mountains, scattered storms likely. highs upper 80s. lower humidity tomorrow, more storms thursday. a look at the weekend coming up. ashley linder, how's the traffic? >> things are getting congested. 66 eastbound will be slow as you leave centreville for manassas and hefty as you leave 123 for the capital beltway. accident activity out of maryland, as you can see this is the view at southbound georgia right dale drive, or excuse me,
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actually around dennis avenue. and the issue personal-injury accident, all southbound lanes are blocked and delays starting to stack up as people are rezrekting themselves around the issue. let's go to chopper 4 live over the capital beltway. no big beltway problems to start off this early morning. volume increasing, but as you can see over by connecticut avenue, both inner and outer loop drivers are doing their thing just fine. eun and joe, back to you. 6:12, 73 degrees. the baseball pitcher nicknamed jesus is set to arrive in washington, d.c., when he'll make his big league debut. bp tries another method to stop the oil leak. and what the duchess of york sarah ferguson admitted to oprah about what else
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this morning, search and rescue teams will return to the potomac river to search for a mother and daughter who are
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missing. the two were at a picnic yesterday when they fell that the water near difficult run stream valley park in great falls. news4's megan mcgrath joins us from the potomac river with more. >> reporter: well good morning, eun, it was supposed to be a relaxing day of family and fun along the potomac river yesterday. when something went terribly wrong. just around 5:00 last night, a 36-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter were on the rocks along the potomac river. apparently in a rugged stretch of terrain on the river when they slipped into the water and disappeared. rescue crews searched for several hours. it became too dark. they had to call off the search. and they are going to regroup again along the potomac river this morning and resume the search for a 36-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter who fell into the potomac river yesterday evening. the search area is between angler's inn and the madeira school in mclean, they were on the virginia side of the river when they fell in.
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the potomac river has a very strong current. it can look very still on the surfaces, if you go just a few inches down, there's quite a pull, quite a tug in the water below. the fear here is that they were swept away when they fell into the water. they're not sure whether or not they were trying to go swimming. whether someone slipped and the other one went in after trying to make a rescue attempt, bottom line is that both of them have disappeared into the potomac river, the search is going to continue. rescue crews will be using boats and other things to try to locate the mother and her 14-year-old daughter. eun, back to you. >> megan mcgrath, thank you. we're following another developing story right now, the united nations security council was calling for an investigation into israel's deadly raid on ships taking humanitarian aid to the gaza strip. at least nine people were killed in the attack. yesterday, protesters in front of the israeli embassy here in washington demanded the u.s. stop giving aid to israel. israel insists its actions were
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justify and that its soldiers were only acting in self-defense. it posted video it says supports its claims. demonstrators yesterday disagreed. >> there's no way was it an attack. it was civilian ships, there were no armaments on any of these ships. and paratroopers landed in the middle of the night from military helicopters. >> one of the people interviewed said there were two possibly good results that could come from this effort. one is marterdom. and the other is reaching gaza. a former u.s. ambassador from chevy chase named edward peck was among the activists in the flotilla trying to get aid to gaza. his wife said she received an email from israel's foreign monday industry saying he is fine and is headed home. robotic arms are working on bp's next attempt to contain the oil. but government engineers say the new plan could increase the flow
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of oil temporarily before it's funneled to a waiting ship. nova scotia's kristen dahlgren reports from venice, louisiana. >> reporter: they are preparations that sometimes look like science fiction. a robotic sub, a giant saw, a new scheme. >> think of a fire hydrant that's out of control. now, they're going to try to slice the fire hydrant to get a nice clean cut. and then hopefully put a nice snug fit. >> reporter: but the new containment cap won't capture all the crude. tough to hear, in a region that spent memorial day weekend beneath a growing cloud of oil. >> on a weekend like this, you'd see boats all over the place, you'd see people catching fish. >> reporter: instead, there was no boom than boats. and today brings a new fear. the start of hurricane season. this is not even a rough day on the gulf and you can see the waves splashing right over the boom. if a hurricane gets into these waters, the fear is there won't be anything that's able to hold the oil back.
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>> hurricanes have the probability and the potential to ramp this thing up to 11 on a scale of ten. >> already, it seems it is more than they can take. in venice, bp is now building housing for 1500 clean-up workers. >> i hope they got a plan to put them out there. maybe to hold hands to keep the oil out. i don't know. >> they worry that nobody knows how to stop the oil that just keeps coming. the oil may be about to move beyond louisiana now. federal forecasters predict the slick will start moving north this week. threatening the barrier islands of mississippi and alabama. kristen.com gren, nbc news, vin is, louisiana. bp said it could cut into the riser as early as tomorrow. and take a look at this massive sinkhole in guatemala city. flooding and landslides from tropical storm agatha have
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killed 131 people in central america. dozens are missing and thousands have lost homes. rescue efforts have been complicated by a volcanic eruption which blanketed parts of the country with ash. officials are now allowing helicopters and propellor planes to take off but commercial flights remain grounded. searchers have made a potential breakthrough in the fight against breast cancer this morning. an experimental breast cancer vaccine has been shown to prevent tumors in mice. researchers at the cleveland clinic said their vaccine targets a protein involved in most breast cancer tumors. in most studies it prevented or controlled the tumors growing in lab mice. he has dominated at every level of play and soon nats fans will find out how steven strassberg will fare in the big leagues. his debut is one week from tonight. next tuesday, nats play the pirates june 8. you'll have to pay top dollar or
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watch his major league debut on tv if you don't have tickets. we went on the nationals website, and no tickets are available. the game is apparently sold out. not surprising. >> if you watch it on tv, make sure you record it so you can rewind it and play it and say, did that ball really do that. right now winds coming out of the south at about 15 to 20 miles per hour. that's gentle. right now it's 73 in washington. low 70s in montgomery. with a few clouds coming through. we've got a few showers over the lower bay now and out in the panhandle of west virginia. and later today we could get some thunderstorms. in fact they'll be likely throughout the entire region from as early as noon time in the mountains and shenandoah valley. to as late as this evening. across areas around the bay and the eastern shore. metro area will likely have storms from mid afternoon into early evening. highs upper 80s and lower humidity. and tomorrow, more storms and friday into the weekend, things
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settle down. just a slight chance of isolated storms, ashley, how's the traffic? breaking news, we've got major accident activity shutting down georgia avenue in the southbound direction as you approach evans drive out the wheaton glenmont area. around dennis avenue, a nasty accident. they're responding to that accident activity as we speak. it is causing substantial delays to start to rear their head on southbound georgia. so plan your trip around georgia this early morning. now elsewhere around the region we do have delays that are starting to stack up along 66 in the eastbound direction, it's going to be congested as you make the trip leaving centreville for manassas. and then again, particularly congested out of fairfax, headed towards the capital beltway. once inside the beltway, the pace does improve. back to you. thanks, ashley. 6:22 is your time. 72 degrees, duchess of york, sarah ferguson makes a confession about what else she was doing during the sting caught on tape. a marine osprey caused some
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breaking news, take a look at this -- a bad accident has shut down part of georgia avenue. we'll tell you where it is and the best way to get around it coming up. stop-and-go train traffic -- the major delays today on a commuter rail service. why you'll have to get off the train and finish your trip on metro. good morning and thanks for joining us for "news4 today," i'm eun yang. and i'm joe krebs. it's tuesday, the first day of june, 2010. some clouds above us right now. the sun is up. 73 degrees out there. >> it's going to be another warm day in the nation's capital after a nice warm holiday weekend. meteorologist tom kierein joins us with the late bt on our forecast. hi again, tom. it was oppressive yesterday and we have the humidity in the air. a good day to be observing clouds, they're racing through our sky, but not producing any precipitation here. right now temperatures 73 in
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washington. near 70 in the suburbs of prince george's, montgomery and arlington and fairfax counties. and on radar getting a few showers on the lower bay and the panhandle of west virginia, a greater chance of some afternoon thunderstorms, early afternoon, around noon time. and later in the afternoon here around the metro area and southern maryland around the bay. storms likely this afternoon. they may linger into mid evening. highs in the upper 80s. lower humidity moves in tomorrow and getting humid on thursday with storms. ashley linder, good morning, how's the traffic now. as we are talking about the breaking news along georgia avenue, again it does shut down the southbound lanes of georgia. chopper 4 live over the top of the scene. you can see the accident activity is at dennis avenue. it does appear they're letting a couple of cars trickle along the left side. delays are starting to stack up. amhurst avenue does run parallel with georgia in that stretch. as you can see it looks like he headway has been made. around virginia, we have days that are starting to stack up.
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66 headed eastbound, you'll be on the brakes leaving centreville for manassas and pretty hefty, is 23 for the beltway. along 395 further north than this, you pick up beltway, or pick up some volume after the beltway on your approach to seminary. and then you'll slow again from washington boulevard to and across the 14th. lanes are open, though. no accidents. thanks very much, ashley. you shouldn't face any extra delays if you take new york avenue. a giant fire at a tire shop there yesterday shut down part of a major corridor yesterday. the fire broke out last evening at the almost new tire store in the 1300 block of new york avenue northeast. the smoke could be seen for miles away and forced several amtrak trains to be delayed. it took more than 100 firefighters to extinguish the fire, the smoke along with yesterday's very high temperatures made battling the fire a whole lot more difficult. it could be a rough commute for a lot of people in northern virginia.
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construction on vre lines will cause major delays. tracee wilkins is live in alexandria with more on this story. tracy, good morning. >> good morning, eun it looks like things have been moving smoothly so far. we just saw a group of passengers go through not too long ago and the next group should be coming this way in just a bit. yet, there are some changes, you'll have to get off of vre and take metro. let me show you the changes. all manassas line trains terminate and originate at a temporary station on near van dorn street metro. you can walk or take the dash shuttle to the metro station where your vre passes will be honored. six trains running from broad run, they started at 5:05 and will end at 7:50 a.m. there will be six trains in the evening as well. on the frod riksberg line, only three trains are running, they leave at 5:15, 6:10 and 7:15 and will terminate at the
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franconia-springfield station. again, metro will honor your vre tickets. the disruptions will allow crews to place a new bridge between the alexandria and franconia-springfield stations. the bridge will accommodate a new third track expected to ease con jeks on the fredericksburg line when it's complete. they're hoping to have all the bridge work done by today. the plan is to resume normal service tomorrow. i'm tracee wilkins, live in alexandria, back to you. thank you. and new today, police are investigating a man's death that sparked a hazmat situation in montgomery county. emergency crews were called to a parking lot near first field and cloper roads in gaithersburg last night where they found a man's body inside an suv. when police officers opened the door of the vehicle, they were overom by gasoline fumes. hazmat crews were called and five officers were taken to the hospital. the cause of that man's death is not known. a teenaged girl is in the hospital after she was shot in the head. police say she was shot at
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around 8:15 last night at an apartment complex in the 5900 block of cherrywood lane in green belt. witnesses say she was standing near a path in a courtyard between two buildings. they say another teenaged girl was with her and started running away and shouting, he shot her. we don't know the teenager's name or whether a suspect is in custody at this hour. the kpirscy trial surrounding the murder of robert wone enters its third week today. he was stabbed to death in 2006. federal prosecutors have questioned police and paramedics the first to respond to the scene. this week, prosecutors are expected to present evidence that three men who lived at the home know who killed wone and are covering for the killer or killers. joseph price, victor zaborsky and dylan ward are accused of misleading police in this case. al qaeda's third in command is believed to have been killed last month in a u.s. missile strike in the tribal areas of pakistan. sheikh al masri was al qaeda's
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chief operating officer. he even had a hand in everything from operations to fundraising to control access to leader osama bin laden. earlier on monday, al qaeda announced al masri's death in an internet posting. this is the first time his death has been acknowledged by al qaeda. a senior u.s. official calls this a big victory in terms of counterterrorism. an army psychiatrist accused of going on a deadly shooting rampage in fort hood, texas will make his first courtroom appearance today, major nadal has hasan. 31 people were killed and 13 others injured during the rampage. 7 degrees, a wild police chase and crash on the bw parkway involving a moving van. while airlines could be giving you more money if you're
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look at the gorgeous look outside at the capital dome. it's 73 degrees at 6:39. it looks kind of hazy out there. >> humidity in the air. let's go do meteorologist tom kierein to talk about the forecast for this day. >> it's still going to be another steamy day, and we have greater chance of storms erupting all around the region. woo he had some yesterday afternoon and evening and north and west of washington. right now things have settled down. a few light showers over the panhandle of west virginia. otherwise, partly cloudy and near 70 throughout the entire region. 7 3 in washington. low 70s, prince george's county near 70. arlington, montgomery and fairfax counties. highs upper 80s today and a likelihood of scattered storms as early as noon and later around the metro area from mid afternoon to early to mid evening. some scattered storms are likely. coming through some of which could produce some brief heavy downpours and frequent lightning. after that, lower humidity moves in tonight, it will be in place
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tomorrow, a sunny day with low humidity, temperatures in the 80s. on thursday, another front coming in will trigger storms thursday afternoon and evening. a look at the weekend in ten minutes, at 6:51. now let's check traffic on this tuesday morning. ashley linder, how are we doing now? good news, the earlier accident activity we were dealing with on southbound georgia is still there. we now have a lane open. as you can see, damage done, it's causing delays back to flyer's mill. and as you can see to the center of your screen, there's the accident. elsewhere around the region, we're in good shape out of springfield, but it will be heavy on 395 northbound leaving the capital beltway heading up to shirlington and off and on the brakes as you continue to the 14th street bridge. chopper 4 live 0 over the capital beltway. it will be congested from college park towards bethesda off and on. here's the pace over the top of the american legion bridge. on the outer loop on the right side, possibly new accident activity.
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but you pick up a little congestion. the top side of the screen is the outer loop headed in towards virginia. eun and joe, back to you. 6:42 is your time. 73 degrees. the construction project starting today that will make traffic in tyson's corner even worse. and crews will restart their efforts to find a mother and daughter who fell into the potomac river. >> why the government is getting closer to filing criminal charges in connection to the oil spill in the gulf. [ male announcer ] how can rice production in india affect wheat output in the u.s., the shipping industry in norway, and the rubber industry in south america? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds
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welcome back. a mother and daughter who disappeared from a memorial day picnic are still believed to be missing in the potomac river. the two fell into the water near difficult run stream valley park in great falls. news4's megan mcgrath joins us from the potomac river where the search efforts will continue this morning. good morning, megan. >> good morning, joe. it began as a family gathering along the potomac river yesterday on memorial day. and then just before 5:00 p.m., things went terribly wrong. police say that a 36-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter were on the rocks alongside the river. they were actually in a rather rugged stretch of terrain alongside the potomac river when they went into the water and disappeared. rescue crews searched for several hours yesterday, but the sun went down, it got too dark this he had to pull back to
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shore, they're going to be searching again this morning. in a short time from now, they're going to go back into the river with boats and other electronic equipment to try to locate the woman and her 14-year-old. the search area, the search area goes from angler's inn to the madeira school in mclean, virginia. they were on the virginia side of the river when they went in and disappeared. the river can be very treacherous. it may look calm and fine on the top on the surface. but if you go down a little ways, the current is really quite strong. >> the small error, a misstep, and you can slide into the river. this river is very swift and it's very treacherous. quite bluntly, it's very deadly. these waters are flat, it looks very, very still. but the problem is, is just bare inches below the surface, the water is running very, very swiftly. research a >> reporter: and it's unclear how they ended up in the river,
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whether one fell and whether they were trying to go swimming. all of that is unclear at this point. but the search is expected to resume here shortly. they were waiting for the sun to come up this morning. and their hope is they will find these two alive. 36-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter, missing presumably in the river. >> thanks very much, megan. new holiday for some local police officers who chased a man for 20 miles through two maryland counties. it started on landing way in new carrollt carrollton. police say a man tried to rob another person before stealing the truck. officers spotted truck and followed it on the bw parkway. the truck hit another vehicle near i-9 3 in greenbelt. officers caught up with the truck driver in howard county where he was arrested. >> the important thing is, maintain your temper if you're involved in a traffic crash. frequently, it's just an accident and things happen and
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it's not worth getting into a violent confrontation with people. >> police recovered several gun casings, the driver of the car was seriously injured, but expected to survive. d.c. taxi cab drivers upset with the way mayor adrian fenty is managing the taxi cab authority are taking their message to the people. cab drivers will begin handing out some 100,000 flyers they hope will educate the public. a review last year found that the median mileage rate for cab drivers throughout the washington metro area is $2. in the district, drivers are getting $1.50. and there's a $19 cap on all fares. mayor fenty has emergency authority over the district's taxi cab industry. and we have a traffic alert this morning. if you're driving in the tyson's corner area, that giant blue and yellow machine you see in the median of 267 over chain bridge road will begin getting to work today. that means that you can expect possible delays after this morning's rush hour on chain
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bridge road. that machine is called a truss. and it will be lifting and suspending several concrete segments into place. all part of the dulles corridor metro project. the work is expected to last for a couple of weeks. we're following developing story right now. the yuxt security council is calling for an investigation into israel's deadly raid on ships taking humanitarian aid to the gaza strip. at least nine people were killed. yesterday, protesters in front of the israeli embassy here in washington demanded that the u.s. stop giving aid to israel. israel insists that its actions were justified and that its soldiers were acting in self-defense. it even posted video it says supports its claim. today brings new fears to residents along the louisiana coast. it is the start of hurricane season today. the fear is if the hurricanes get into the gulf, nothing will hold back the oil. meanwhile, this morning robotic submersibles are working on bp's next attempt to contain the
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gushing oil. government engineers say the new plan could actually increase the flow of oil temporarily. >> fire hydrant that's out of control. now they're going to try to slice the fire hydrant to get a nice clean cut and then hopefully put a nice snug fit. >> today u.s. attorney general eric holder will meet with federal prosecutors and the louisiana state attorney general in new orleans to survey damage from the spill. all of this could possibly lead to a criminal investigation. and president obama will hold his first meeting with the special oil spill commission that he's appointed. it looks like wall street will get off to a rough start today after being closed for memorial day, c new brunswick's cou cnbc's courtney reagan joins us with more. >> reporter: the u.s. plays catchup after the holiday weekend. we were closed yesterday for trading. asia was down overnight and europe is so far as well. it might be a four-day work week
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for wall street, but there is plenty of economic data. we'll get reports on construction spending and manufacturing. and we're squarely focused on the big jobs report a which comes out friday morning. the dow fell 122 points this past friday to 10,136. the worst month of may for the dow since 1940. the nasdaq lost 20 points to 2257. well hotels are pulling out all the stops to woo vacationers. leisure travel made up 54% of all hotel volume last year. fitted slip covers for cribs, and other chains like homewood suites are offering free dinner and drinks during the week and fun classes like how to make cocktails. >> it does sound like a fun class, that's a vacation. courtney, thank you. airline customers who get bumped from their flights may soon get some extra cash to cushion the blow. right now, passengers can get between 400 and $800 if they're
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bumped off an oversold flight. but this week, federal officials are set to announce a plan to raise the payout limit to $1200. the number of flight bumpings have been increasing over the past four years, with more than 760,000 passengers forced to give up their seats last year alone. now visitors to the washington monument can take advantage of longer summertime hours. let's take a live look at the monument. it now stays open until 10:00 every night. that means that people have five extra hours to visit the top and enjoy views as far as 30 miles away. admission is free. but visitors are require to have a ticket. the extended hours last through september 6th. and what a view. reminds me, we've got to go do that again, it's been a long time. it looks hazy out there, tom. the view is diminished this morning with the summer haze we have starting off the first meteorological day of summer, the first day of june. and it's back to work and school under a partly cloudy sky.
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we've got some white-topped gray-bottomed clouds racing through our sky coming out of the south. live view from the sky watcher camera overlooking washington. where the temperature is now 73 degrees. may goes down as a warmer-than-average month and a drier-than-average month. and each day the temperature is about three and a half degrees above average. let's take a look at the temperatures now, it's near 70 from the blue ridge to the bay. and in montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's county, low 70s eastern shore. over the last 12 hours, the flow coming in from the south has continued to bring in the humidity, there are a few little sprinkles over the lower part of the bay and panhandle of west virginia. later today we could get storms popping up producing lightning like this. a photo sent in by brian jones. send your photos in,
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isee@nbcwashington.com. for the bus stop this morning it will be partly cloudy and breezy. we'll be in the low and mid 70s for the next couple of hours. partly cloudy and then we'll be at the mid 80s by noon. a likelihood of passing storms throughout the afternoon. some of which could produce frequent lightning. and maybe some lingering storms through mid evening and partly cloudy, lower humidity. lower humidity in place wednesday, highs in the 80s and tomorrow, getting more humid and a likelihood of afternoon storms and partly cloudy friday and saturday, only a small chance of afternoon storms over the weekend. a greater chance monday. the weather channel, any time get the latest weather on cable and now check the traffic with ashley linder. >> we're starting you off with delays, 270 southbound. not company at middle brook, but it will be slow as you make the approach towards the truck
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scales leaving 109. traveling elsewhere around the region, new accident activity reported over the top of 66 over the capital beltway. the accident at 66 eastbound over at 7100. a disabled vehicle, blocking the second lane from the left. as you can see it is causing some delays as you make your way to the capital beltway. joe, back do you. thanks very much, ashley. if you take vre to work? if you do, you might want to building in extra time. both lines in vre are terminating early because of construction work. news4's tracee wilkins is live at the alexandria street station. >> reporter: we've been talking with passengers who say things are running well, very well organized. and others say it's a bit of a hassle. all manassas line trains terminate and originate at a temporary station on back lick road near van dorn street metro. from there you can walk oar take
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the shuttle. there are six trains running this morning and also this evening. on the fredericksburg line, only three trains are running, they will terminate at the franconia springfield station where passengers will originate in the evening as well. again, metro will honor your vre tickets, now these disruptions will allow crews to place a new bridge between the alexandria and springfield-franconia stations. t the new bridge is expected to ease congestion. all work expected to be done on the bridge by the end of the day and they're expecting to resume normal service tomorrow. tracee wilkins live in alexandria. back to you. thanks very much. 6:55 is your time now, news4's kimberly suiters has this morning's top stories in the news room. first we go to montgomery county where police are investigating a man's mysterious death. emergency crews were called to first field road in gaithersburg last night. they found a man's body.
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but when the firefighters opened the sav's doors they were overcome by fumes. hazmat crews were brought in. it's not clear what was in inside the car. search and rescue crews will resume their search for a 36-year-old mother and a 14-year-old daughter who disappeared from a memorial day picnic. the search area stretches from the old angler's inn to the madiera school. a u.s. missile strike in pakistan in may has claimed the life of sheikh al masri. widely seen as al qaeda's third most influential leader. the al qaeda announced the death on an internet posting. a major blow to them. a look at the forecast?
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